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  • I Miss Us

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    Here are my complaints about the annual Israel Independence Day Festival:

    The falafel makers use too much breadcrumb filler. There’s never enough shade near the main stage, where the music is always too loud, anyway. The audience never pays attention to the honored speakers, who...

  • Annual Israel festival at Woodley Park canceled

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 12, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    A lack of funding has forced organizers to cancel this year’s Israel Independence Day Festival in Woodley Park, a community event that at its height attracted as many as 30,000 people. An immediate donation of around $30,000 could reverse the decision, according to Yoram Gutman,...

  • Music, and fashion highlight Independence Day Festival

    By Adam Wills

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Click the BIG ARROW for The Moshav Band
    While there's no conflict with Mother's Day this year, organizers of the April 29 Israel Independence Day Festival at Woodley Park are facing another challenge.

    The celebration of Israel's 59th year falls on the same day as Big Sunday, a...
  • This Week - Two Sundays

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I left The Jewish Journal's booth at last Sunday's Israel Festival just before a loyal reader came up and asked whether I was around because he wanted, "to clean an editor's clock."

    By then I was making my way back to my car through the throng at Woodley Park, and as I did, the same...

  • Mellow Israel Fest Draws 42,000

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it was the relatively cool weather on Sunday. Or maybe it was the stepped-up participation of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. But more people than ever attended this year's Israel Independence Day Festival at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. Organizers put the crowd...

  • Wandering Jew - Blue ‘Oranges’

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last year at the Israel Independence Day Festival in Woodley Park, anti-disengagement activist Shifra Hastings of Los Angeles was clad all over in orange, the color of protest, right down to her painted fingernails. She tirelessly handed out free orange ribbons, bracelets and...

  • Happy Independence Day

    By Adam Wills

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Yom HaAtzmaut, Isreal's Independence Day, has already passed, but the party in Los Angeles really gets started this Sunday, May 7, at the Israel Independence Day Festival. The celebration for Israel's 58th birthday is at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, and the festival runs from 10 a.m.-7...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Is 57!

    Normally Israel's birthday is celebrated on the 5th of Iyar, but since it falls on Shabbat this year, the celebration day was moved to the 3rd of Iyar (Thursday, May 12).

    In Los Angeles, our Israel Festival is on May 15 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.


    Israel Is...


  • Sunday in the Park

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe the post-apocalyptic parking situation was a tip-off. The overcapacity of automobiles surrounding Woodley Park seemed to confirm that this year's Israeli Independence Day Festival outdid itself in terms of spectacle and attendance. An estimated 50,000 attended, festival...